City Highlight: Mercer Island
Nestled on Ballard’s Puget Sound shores, Golden Gardens Park is a mecca of summer fun. There’s always something fun going on – whether it’s sand volleyball, fishing from the pier, a boat launching into chilly Pacific Northwest waters, or a bonfire glowing in the night.
The Kubota Gardens is a twenty-acre Japanese-style garden off Renton Avenue South in Seattle’s Rainer Beach neighborhood. It’s backed by a large greenbelt and surrounded by cozy, Seattle neighborhoods, making it the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful setting within the hubbub of the city.
A small, but mighty park, Myrtle Edwards Park is a 1.25-mile waterfront park with winding bike and pedestrian paths running along Elliot Bay. Myrtle Edwards Park is conveniently located between Seattle’s Belltown and Lower Queen Anne neighborhoods.
Carkeek Park is the perfect city park for hikers. It’s a short commute from downtown Seattle – only about 9-miles – and offers 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beaches.
Seattle has no shortage of rainy days… And what’s better for a rainy day than an adventure indoors?
We’ve all been there. We want something to do, but we don’t’ really want to spend a ton. Especially with downtown parking at $22 for two hours of play. But what in Seattle has an inexpensive price tag? (Because we know it’s not the real estate…)
The Genesee Park and Playfields stretches from the Stan Sayres Memorial Park along Lake Washington Boulevard and South Snoqualmie/Alaska Street to the south. South Genesee Street splits the park near the center.
The Seattle Aquarium is a bundle of fun and joy, straight from the depths of the Puget Sound. With over 27 million visitors to date, the Seattle Aquarium is one of the top 5 attractions in the Pacific Northwest, and the ninth largest aquarium in the United States by attendance.
The days are getting shorter… and colder as we head into prime snow season. Though I’ve heard we’re in for a warmer winter when compared to last year, you never know when you’ll be in a situation where a ready-bag is necessary!
There are two ferry hubs that depart from Seattle, Washington, but West Seattle’s Fauntleroy Ferry connects with two beautiful areas … Continue Reading 2 Trip Routes via the West Seattle Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
A magical place locked away in the Puget Sound, Blake Island comes alive for anyone who visits. Will you join the fun escapades?
At 19.1 acres, Gas Works is of reasonable size and offers beautiful, south—facing views across Lake Union towards South Lake Union, the Seattle skyline, and Queen Anne. Accessible along N Northlake Way in Wallingford, the park is made of a few sections, including Kit Hill, Brown’s Point, and the decommissioned coal gasification station of the park’s namesake.
Camp Long Settled in West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood, Camp Long’s 68-acre park offers a plethora of woodsy opportunities, including nature … Continue Reading Camp Long – West Seattle’s Premier Mountaineering Experience
In this article, we’ll highlight some of our favorite biking trails across the Greater Seattle, Greater Eastside, and south end areas. Have a certain area you’re looking for?
Looking for a fabulously local park with tons of recreational variety? Enjoy this fabulous article outlining the basic information (plus links for details!) of our 7 favorite parks!